Tiger Woods was recently arrested in Jupiter, Florida and charged with Driving Under the Influence after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle. His car was still running at the time of his arrest. What surprised many was the information that he did not have any alcohol in his system. Instead, he had combined a mix of painkillers which caused him to doze off behind the wheel. I know what you may be thinking, "How can you get a DUI when you haven't consumed an
16 and 17 year old drivers are three times as likely to be involved in a fatal crash as drivers 18 and older. Fatal teen crashes increased by more than 10 percent from 2015 to 2016. During the summer is the most dangerous time for teen drivers. Driving is a big responsibility and a big step in a lot of teens' lives. In order to make sure that transition from rider to driver is a smooth one, Virginia has some laws in place that teen drivers should be aware of to stay safe
In Virginia, there is a point system used that can negatively or positively impact your driving record. This point system is used to determine insurance rates and is also used by the court system. Outlined below is some general information about the DMV point system and how it operates.
- These are assigned when you are convicted of a traffic violation and remain valid two years from the date that you commit the offense. Some more serious offenses will st
You have the absolute right to appeal any final decision made in General District Court, but you must act quickly. After your case has been heard and the judge has made a final decision you have ten days to note your appeal with the clerk. As part of your appeal, you will receive a new trial in front of a new judge in Circuit Court.
Once your appeal has been filed the ruling of the General District Court judge and all court costs are erased. It will be as if you have no
Being pulled over for speeding is certainly an event that can ruin your day. Don't let it ruin your insurance rates by arguing with the police officer that stopped you. Never at trial have I heard a police officer say, "Your Honor, after making the stop this gentleman got right in my face and made some great points, I'd like to dismiss the case." What I do hear at trial all the time is reckless driving and speeding charges being reduced because a driver was polite and cooper